Kind of cheating to call Toro Y Moi my current obsession, I’ve been listening to this music for almost a year now, but I think it’s time I dedicated a full post to his new release, Causers of This.  Toro Y Moi is Chaz Bundick, It’s not easy to describe this sound.  As previously mentioned, it’s being called Chill Wave by some, and dare I say Koko himself may even call it smooth?  Joined by fellow chill wave artists like Washed Out, Memory Tapes , Neon Indian, and Small Black, Toro Y Moi is changing the way I think about current music.  It’s fresh, and it’s not like anything else out there.   Stay with me on this next formula, it may sound completely ridiculous.  I’ve always had a soft spot for the production on Michael Jackson’s Human Nature, which was actually written by one of the guys from Toto.  He submitted it by accident on a demo tape to Quincy Jones and Q ended up using it instead of the song he had intended him to listen to. But I digress.  Picture mixing production elements from Human Nature with something of off Purple Rain, add a level of Italian Disco Pop, and then dip it in a haze coating that just leaves you feeling good when you put this record on.  If you haven’t had a chance to check out Toro Y Moi’s LP, I would strongly recommend it.

MP3: Toro Y Moi – You Hid

MP3: Toro Y Moi – Talamak

Toro Y Moi on Myspace

Download Causers of This here

Bonus: Amazingly, Toro Y Moi actually did a cover of Human Nature, maybe I was on to something with my insane comparison after all.

MP3: Toro Y Moi – Human Nature (MJ Cover)